12 Can't Miss Gifts Under $20 on the Hill Country Mile (and Beyond)

Shop Boerne- Gift GivingChristmas is mere weeks away and the hunt is on for the perfect gift for everyone on your list of loved ones! We’re all on a budget of some sort and it’s more than possible to stay within it while still shopping and supporting small, local businesses! Here is a list of items that your gift recipients will love, they are ALL available here in Boerne and on the Hill Country Mile for under $20!


Shop Boerne- Chloe Rose BoutiqueCuppa This Mugs, $18 ea.- Boutique Chloe Rose

I had to walk out the door with one of these for my photographer friend! The graphics are so cool and best of all the are microwave, dishwasher AND oven safe! They hold about 8oz so your friend will finish their whole cup before it gets cold. I’m sure I’m not the only one that struggles with this on a daily basis in my monster size cups.


Shop Boerne- CelesteWacky Socks, Men’s $10 & Ladies $7.50- Celeste

The recipient of these sock won’t say, “Awww man, socks again?” These bad boys are just plain awesome. Guys will love that they make a statement and jazz up their ho hum everyday suit. One of their employees own a pair and said that they “Just feel good to wear because they are so FUN! They make me laugh.” These fun and funky socks are made of cotton. Some of the men’s varieties do come in bamboo, too. Get ready to make someone smile.


Shop Boerne- The Christmas Shoppe“Walking Gingerdead” Cookie Kit, $9.99- The Christmas Shoppe

This is by far the coolest Christmas gift under $10 for a Walking Dead fan young or old. All the supplies and decorative tool are included in the kit, even the special zombie-gingerbread man cookie cutters. Not into the Walking Dead meeting up with your Christmas traditions? They, also, have traditional gingerbread houses and a gingerbread Nativity scene right next to it in a similar price range.


Shop Boerne- PixieKid’s Bubble Necklace, $13.95-$19.95- Pixie

The girly girl on your shopping list is sure to be ecstatic about opening your gift when it’s a bauble as sparkly and bright as this. Some styles come with a matching bracelet and headband for even more bling and pizazz. Pixie also offers outfits to match if you’re looking for a full ensemble for your little diva.


Shop Boerne- La Te DaSh*t Spices, $15 & Dip Sh*t Mix, $4- La Te Da

You can’t help but giggle like a 10 year old when you see these products! One of the employees told me that she had a customer report back that she won a cook off using the Chicken Sh*t on her entry. That’s some good Sh*t right there! (I couldn’t help it) Also, to top it off, they will lovingly pack these purchases up in a bag that is clearly labeled “Sack of Sh*t”.


Shop Boerne- Sugar Shack

Vintage Inspired Tin Lunchboxes, $13.99- Sugar Shack

In addition to the boxes in the photo they have a selection that includes: The Wizard of Oz, The Earth, BACON, a bright yellow smiley face, BeetleJuice, Audrey Hepbourn, Fresh Popcorn Box, an old school boombox, and TV with the color spectrum bars. To top it off each lunchbox purchase comes with a ½ lb scoop of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans. Talk about a sweet deal!


Shop Boerne- The Victorian RoseTea Drops Box, $15- The Victorian Rose

One for you. One for me! Any tea lovers on your shopping list? These are so cool! There are no bags to steep or drips on the table to clean. The “Tea Pods” are organic, pressed tea sweetened with raw organic sugar. The Victorian Rose offers Vanilla White Tea, Sweet Peppermint, Citrus Ginger, Pumpkin Spice, Earl Rose Gray, Chocolate Earl Gray, Matcha Green, Yerba Mate, Turmeric & a Variety Box with multiple flavors. They also come in a neat reusable wooden box.


Shop Boerne- Dia's BoutiqueOrganic Farm Buddies, $13 blankie & $15 plush toy- Dia’s Boutique

The wee one on your list will fall in love with their new Farm Buddy Plush Toy or Blankie. They are so soft and easy to take with you in all your fun journeys. They even have adorable names like: Robbie Raccoon, Ballerina Mouse, Frenchy Fox & Poncho the pony. They are all 100% organic cotton fabric and machine washable. Which is crucial for a new Lovie.


Shop Boerne- Laurie SaundersPamela Cassidy Christmas Hand Towels, $16 ea.- Laurie Saunders

These festive hand towels are perfect for hostess gifts or for that hard to shop for friend. Laurie Saunders employees told me that they have been incredibly popular since they opened and many have returned for more. They, also, said that they carry this line all year round and are decorated for other seasons as well. I saw some with cute little German men in Lederhosen while I was there, too. They are so reasonably priced that you could get someone a set of two or four. Another idea would be to pair it with a bottle of wine from the Boerne Wine Co.


Shop Boerne- Vintage on MainNatural Life Gratitude/Prayer Boxes, $15- Vintage on Main

These brightly colored boxes are a great surprise for the reflective and thoughtful person on your list. Each box comes with a stack of papers and a pen to write what you are thankful for or something that you would like to lift up to the lord for help with. Putting things in writing can be very therapeutic and helpful for some. Plus, these boxes are so pretty they can’t help but make you smile when you see them on your table each morning.


Shop Boerne- Texas Gourmet PantryFlavor Infused Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar, $21 ea.- Texas Gourmet Pantry

The foodie in your family will fall for these products. The owner recommends using them for dipping and dressings but has had return customers tell her they love cooking with all of the flavors that she offers. Olive oil flavors include: jalapeño, basil, Tuscan herb, garlic, natural butter & lemon pepper. Balsamic vinegar comes in: traditional, brown fig, white peach, garlic cilantro, cranberry pear & pecan praline.


Shop Boerne- Fickle PickleFamous Fickle Pickles, $9.95- $19.95- Fickle Pickle

Chances are you (and your whole family) have heard of Fickle Pickle. They have two hill country locations and their spicy and original flavor sweet pickles are famous. Grab a jar here on the Hill Country Mile or head to their website and make an online order and have it shipped to your door before Christmas.


Keep an eye out for Part 2 of this post early next week! "14 Fabulous Christmas Gifts Under $50 on the Hill Country Mile (and Beyond)"